New market study, "Poland Mining Report Q4 2010", has been published

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Oct. 21, 2010 - PRLog -- Poland was the only EU country to avoid slipping into recession in 2009, the economy growing overall by 1.8%. Although it did not perform quite as well as the overall economy, the mining sector decreased by only a half percentage point which was considerably better than many of its global competitors. In 2010, Poland is also performing above the EU average with 3.5% growth in Q210 improving on the 3% recorded in the first quarter. Analysts are now predicting the entire economy will grow by about 3.5%.

The Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum shows Poland has climbed from 46th to 39th in its rankings. This will be seen by the pro-business ruling Civic Platform party as clear evidence that its economic reforms are on track. These reforms include an ambitious privatisation programme including a number of state-owned mining companies which it is hoped will bring fresh investment and more effective management to former state-owned operations with an ever aging infrastructure.

Investment in new technology is certainly required to modernise much of the mining sector in Poland and improve productivity levels. Power companies are already voicing concerns about the supply and cost of domestic coal. The news that Germanys second-largest utility company RWE AG has cancelled its plans for a joint venture (JV) with Kompania Weglowa SA to build a new coal-fired power station in Katowice because it does not consider it financially viable is one of a number of indicators that the coal industry cannot supply Polands energy needs. Many analysts are expecting power shortages from 2012 and Polands energy companies are increasing beginning to look to foreign producers in order to guarantee economically affordable, dependable long-term supplies.

Meanwhile, leading copper producer KGHM is continuing with its expansion and diversification plans. The company is performing well revising its profit forecasts upwards to predict a profit of US$1.28bn in 2010 and is looking to attain an 11% share and representation on the board of Polish power utility Tauron. KGHM has indicated that it is looking to invest US$2bn in JVs and takeovers in the next few years to decrease its reliance on its copper interests.

BMI forecasts that the mining sector will return to growth in 2010 with a rise of 3.28% to a total value of US$9.74bn. We expect similar year-on-year (y-o-y) increases of between 3-5% annually up to the end of 2014, when we expect the value of the industry in Poland to be US$15.53bn.

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Report Table of Contents:

Executive Summary
SWOT Analysis
- Poland Political SWOT
- Poland Economic SWOT
- Poland Business Environment SWOT
Global Mining Outlook
- Table: Rio Tintos Capital And Major Evaluation Projects For 2010
- BMI Views
- Risks To Outlook
Industry Trends And Developments
- Overview
- Table: Mines In Poland
- Regulatory Structure and Developments
- Environmental Protection
Key Projects
- Metals
- Copper
- Nickel
- Bauxite And Aluminium
- Minerals
- Coal
Business Environment
- Business Environment Ratings
- Polands Mining Business Environment Rating
- Limits Of Potential Returns
- Risks To Realisation Of Returns
- Legal Issues
- Table: BMIs Legal Framework Ratings
- Labour Force
- Table: Labour Force Quality
Political Environment
- Domestic Politics
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Commodities Forecast  Nickel
- Nickel
- Table: BMIs Nickel Forecasts
- Table: Global Nickel Statistics, 2005-2014
- Aluminium
- Table: BMIs Aluminium Forecasts
- Table: Global Aluminium Statistics, 2005-2011
- Lead
- Table: BMIs Lead Forecasts
- Table: Global Lead Statistics, 2005-2011
- Zinc
- Table: BMIs Zinc Forecasts
- Table: Global Zinc Statistics, 2005-2011
- Copper
- Table: BMIs Copper Forecasts
- Table: Global Copper Statistics, 2005-2011
- Polands Mining Industry Forecast
- Table: Poland Mining Industry Forecast, 2007-2014
Competitive Landscape
- Poland Table: Key Players In Polands Mining Sector
Company Monitor
- KGHM Polska Miedz SA
- Jastrzebska Spoika Weglowa SA
- Kompania Weglowa
Global Assumptions Q310
- Table: Global & Regional Real GDP Growth
- Table: Global Assumptions
- Table: Developed States, Real GDP Growth Forecast
- Table: Emerging Markets Aggregate Growth
Business Environment Ratings Methodology
- Table: Mining Business Environment Indicators
- Table: Weighting Of Components

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